Controlled Foreign Companies: Computation of Chargeable Profits and Creditable Tax: Effect of claim
The effect of a claim under ICTA88/SCH24/PARA9 is that a computation of chargeable profits is made for each accounting period starting with the accounting period specified in the claim. Thus, if the starting period is year 4 and the claim relates to year 1, losses of year 1 will be set first against profits of years 2 and 3 even though no direction has been made for those years.
The chargeable profits of A, an overseas company, (all arising from its trade) are as follows.
|Accounting period||Chargeable profits/losses|
|Year to 5 April year 1||Loss £50,000|
|Year to 5 April year 2||Profit £20,000|
|Year to 5 April year 3||Profit £80,000|
An apportionment is due for the year ended 5 April year 3 in which the chargeable profits are £80,000. A claim is made under ICTA88/SCH24/PARA9 in respect of the year ended 5 April year 1. As a result, the trading loss of £50,000 is brought forward and reduced by the profit of £20,000 for the subsequent year leaving £30,000 to be relieved against the trading profits for the year ended 5 April year 3.